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Arizona voters face choices on spending priorities

Proposition 302 on Arizona's general election ballot is about priorities. Passage of the referendum means tobacco tax dollars now allocated to an array of early childhood services under a 2006 voter-approved initiative would instead go into the general fund for the Legislature to appropriate.

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The sales tax is defensible, but is the syntax?

Following last night's televised debate of Republican candidates for governor, most observers who spoke with YS said they thought Brewer emerged relatively unscathed, despite seeming to struggle at times with the English language. Most memorable: Brewer said "we have did" at least three times, criticized "organized organizations" for spreading misinformation about S1070 and spoke about "unlegal" residents of Arizona.

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Senate president points out weak link on jobs bill

After two decades of legislating, Bob Burns is calling it quits. Burns presided as Senate president during the worst of times. Lawmakers under his leadership battled multibillion-dollar deficits and were forced to make painful choices, dramatically cutting programs and even ...

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Mills’ camp says Prop. 100 not a Brewer victory

Mills' consultant Camilla Strongin said she wasn't surprised at all to see the sales tax increase sail to an easy victory - and added Brewer's near constant urging for the measure will come back to haunt the governor in the GOP primary. "I think it clearly solidifies her credentials as a tax-hike governor," she said. Strongin attributed the election night blowout to the total lack of an opposition campaign and a combination of "misinformation and scare tactics."

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